As gambling becomes more readily available, casino operators are trying many new techniques to attract bettors. Simplifying and speeding up gambling is a focus for JCM Global. The slot machine distributor recently added MicroTouch's ClearTek II touch sensors from 3M Touch Systems Inc. to its offerings. JCM will also help casino operators promote specials using interactive LCD displays that use 3M's MicroTouch DST touch system. Display sizes range from 32 to 46 inches.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.